Are Video Game Collector Editions Worth Paying For? It Depends

If You Want Gamers To Buy 'Special' Or 'Collector's' Editions, You Best Prove They're Worth Paying For

Are gamers getting exactly what they paid for?


Special editions of video games date back to 2005 starting with the game "Shenmue" for the Sega Dreamcast. Before I start with my rant, let's define what makes a product a special edition. A release of a product that has more additional features or items in it than the regular retail version is what makes it a special edition. These special editions' prices range from $120 to a ridiculous $1 million. Trust me, that wasn't a typo, I know what I said.

Now let me say this before I start getting hate: there are video games that have special editions that prove to consumers that they are getting what they are paying for, while there are others whose companies laugh at you while you waste your money away. A common mistake gamers make when buying the special edition of a game is not checking if the game is even included. I don't blame them either. For example "Mass Effect: Andromeda Collector's Edition" is $260. It comes with a remote control car that replicates a vehicle in the game and a steel book case for the game. Problem is there is no game included with it, so that is another $60 added on. I can't see why any game company thought that it was a smart idea releasing a collector's edition that is over $100 or even $200 and doesn't even include the game with it. That's just showing your true colors and showing your customers you only care about the money.

Now, let's talk about the items included with the collector's editions. Another thing you would hate to see after your purchase would be cheaply made items. "Marvel VS Capcom Infinite" promised gamers replicas of Thanos's infinity stones used for his gauntlet. Upon opening it, it doesn't take a genius to see they look like those cheap plastic eggs you get on Easter morning. Seeing that people pay at least $200 for these, I imagine that they would be upset about it.

I don't doubt that there are people out there in the world who actually like these bundles that I have mentioned. For instance, I like for my collector's editions to provide me with in-game content and none of that figurine and tangible stuff that will end up collecting dust in my basement somewhere. In hindsight, it all really depends on your love for the game franchise and your own specific taste. If you're a die-hard fan of the series, you will end up loving the collector's edition of the game a lot more than your average consumer. To each their own. I still stand with my statement about game companies not including their games with collector's editions though. Can't change my mind about it. That's just crap.

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50 Really Fun (And Really F*cked) Things To Do In 'The Sims'

Turns out, you can do more than just light them on fire.

I searched for the greatest Sim activities all over the Internet, and I really wasn't prepared for what I found. There are thousands and thousands of suggestions all over the web, but I've compiled a list of the best 50 things to do in the Sims right here. You're welcome!

Happy Simming!!

1. Create your worst enemy. Then, kill them.

2. Create one child in a family that is the 'black sheep' - with a totally different style and traits than the rest of the family.

3. Create a photography studio, with models, lighting, the works. If it gets weird, good. Maybe try casting a Bad Karma Power like Fire Storm, Cry Havoc, or Meteor Strike. Then take pics.

4. Kill all your neighbors. (Bonus: Throw a spooky party and invite all of their ghosts.)

5. Grow an entire garden of Venus Fly Traps (Cowplants). They eat people.

6. Summon a Fire Storm or Meteor Strike in the middle of the park or another crowded public area.

7. Make Sim versions of your favorite cartoon characters. Then make Spongebob and Patrick have a baby.

8. For my Sim architects - open Google maps and use the little orange guy to stroll through a neighborhood. Pick a house and try your best to duplicate it, landscaping and all.

9. Play a homeless Sim who lives in a tent or some kind of shack. You have to survive off of the land, eating what you catch... or steal.

10. Play as a male Sim and try to impregnate every female Sim in town.

11. Play as a female Sim and try to have a baby with every male Sim in town.

12. Play a Black Widow Sim, and have all of her husbands (and/or wives) die from 'mysterious causes'.

13. WooHoo with a dead Sim and have a ghost baby!

14. Earn a living JUST by stealing other people's shit. (Having the Kleptomaniac trait is very helpful.)

15. Build a tiny house!

16. Build houses, neighborhoods, or entire towns based of off THEMES! Like aliens, unicorns, elves, neon, all-black, literally anything you can think of.

17. Make celebrity Sims. Then either date them or kill them.

18. Make Sims from your favorite movies, books, TV shows, or games. Again, either date them or kill them.

19. Don't pay any of your bills. Do with the Re-Po man what you will.

20. Seduce the Grim Reaper.

21. Seduce a maid.

22. Seduce a mailman.

23. Seduce your neighbor's husband or wife.

24. Play a Young Adult Sim and have them move into a cheap house. Instead of buying a better house and moving out, renovate it and have it grow with them as they get older.

25. Create an adoption center, or foster home, with the maximum amount of children possible. (With mods or cheats, this could be infinite.)

26. Play a 'public enemy' Sim - a Hot-Headed, Mean Sim that makes enemies with literally everybody in the town.

27. Attempt to kill an entire family using every way to die in the game. There are so many options for this. Especially in the Sims 4... you can literally die by laughing or being embarrassed.

28. Play the Random Game. Pick a number 1-10. In CAS, hit the "Randomize" button this amount of times... FOR EVERYTHING. Outfit, makeup, accessories, skin/hair/eye color, personality traits, aspirations. All random.

29. Play with full Autonomy and never press Pause. This could get chaotic quickly.

30. Woohoo in a random neighbor's bed, then fight them when they get mad and try to kick you out.

31. Play a couple with completely clashing traits (Mean vs. Good, Neat vs. Slob, etc.)

32. Invite everybody you know to a party. Lure them all to the basement (or any other room). Take out the door. Place a Venus Fly Trap (Cowplant) in the room. Begin.

33. Recreate your entire hometown including all of the lots and people who live on them (or neighborhood, for a smaller scale project).

34. Complete the 100 Baby Challenge. I don't even know what the 100 Baby Challenge is, but I'm sure whatever you decide to make it, it will be entertaining.

35. Build an entire Goth town. All black everything and a bunch of Neurotic, Over-Emotional Sims. Then, create one all-pink Barbie household with a bunch of Snob Sims. Wreak havoc.

36. Courtesy of Tumblr: "So what you do is you make like a little demon/ogre and make him live in the basement with just the basics (toilet, bed, fridge) and give him an easel. Make him paint all day long and he will eventually get really good and you can sell his paintings. Your sims living above will eventually become wealthy but nobody will ever know about the secret to their fortune living beneath their house."

37. Get abducted by aliens. Try to get pregnant by one.

38. Play the MASH Game (You know. Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House?) and apply it to your Sim's life.

39. Create a Good Sim who's secretly evil and has a dungeon in his/her basement.

40. Recreate all of the Disney princesses. And all of the Villains. Make them live together.

41. Run, and operate, a toilet store.

42. Make a home-wrecker Sim, and break up as many marriages as you can.

43. Get a Sim to clog every drain of a house. Preferably one that isn't theirs.

44. When a Sim dies, play as their ghost, and light a bunch of shit on fire or possess objects. Preferably at other Sims' lots or in public for the best reactions.

45. Play as a hobo that lives off of his/her findings from the trash.

46. Have identical twins (triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, sextuplets..) and give them all the same names and wardrobes, but completely different traits.

47. Make a Santa, a Mrs. Claus, an elf, and a reindeer, and make Christmas for the town! Craft or buy presents, then go to every house and deliver.

48. Make an asylum with a bunch of Sims that have the Insane/Neurotic traits.

49. Play The Bachelor (Or Bachelorette) - Sims Edition! For example, create one male Sim and 7 female Sims (preferably all with the Have the male Sim date all of the females at once, and have them all fight for his affection.

50. Host a dinner party but wet yourself in front of all your guests, causing you to die of Embarassment and shocking your guests as Grim comes to make fun of you and reap your soul.

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8 Tips To Stay Alive Longer In 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'

It takes some skill, but there are definitely some tricks that you can use to get through to the end.


"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG) is a key shooter that gives players a chance to go face-to-face for survival under conflict royale rules. Since it arrived on PC's in 2017, PUBG has gained a massive following and has expanded its versatility to other consoles. Governing as the last man or lady standing and getting that "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" is what everyone wants, but so few get.

Would you like to enjoy the sweet taste of that chicken supper presented with a side of crazy murders and boasting rights? Following below tips from the total masters will fill in the alcoves and corners in your now flawed run.

1. Always use headphone to track the footsteps of other players.

Your playing will improve tremendously if you use headphones. They help to track the footsteps of enemies that show on the minimap and also let you know where the enemy is easier than if you just play with speakers on your TV or computer.

2. Customize your game settings, especially in mobile.

With PUBG mobile players can change their control plot in pretty much any manner they like. You can move the controls to anywhere you want so your dexterity is at its best when you're playing. Also, try out the gyro or clutch method to improve your kill rating. Thank me later.

3. Choose your landing area wisely.

Contacting the ground on the correct spot is significant as everything necessary is a projectile attempting to thump you down. Picking the correct area could be one of your most important decisions as the high plunder places are likewise the high-hazard zones. There are a few hot zones on each PUBG map, so make sure you're familiar with the one you're playing.

4. Use grenades and cocktails when you can.

There are a few settings in PUBG that incorporate Frag Grenades, Molotov Cocktails, Smoke Grenades, and Stun Grenades. These prove extremely valuable in order to occupy, cover or murder foes amid the imperial interactivity. Hence, it's probably best to keep a couple with you at all times, just in case.

5. Use vehicles for long runs.

Not in The Zone? Rather than gasping your way there, using vehicles will make your life so much easier. You can without much of a stretch detect a vehicle or bicycle on the roadside. However, before you approach the vehicle, examine the close-by territory to seek out an adversary who may be camping in the region.

6. Choose the right pair of guns and scopes for your needs.

Not every scope is made for every gun. For example, holographic sight on a rifle is definitely not something you probably need to survive. When you get scopes, they are connected to particular firearms. Physically swap them around to make sure you have the best combination.

7. Always engage with your teammates if you are playing duo or squad.

This enables you to strategize and work with your partner amid teams and squad modes. The amusement accompanies local voice talk which gives you a chance to speak with your colleague and chase as a group. The amusement will utilize your mobile speaker and receiver. For best execution, headphones with a microphone are definitely best (if you aren't using them already).

8. Start shooting when you mean to.

It's very regular for players to get energized at whatever point they see somebody. In any case, it's important to practice restriction and not simply begin shooting without knowing what you're shooting at. In the event that you see another player and they don't see you, try to improve your position if you can and guarantee that they're inside the scope of your weapon. That way, you'll have the option to complete the slaughter instead of getting in a superfluous shootout where you risk your life as well.

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